Nancy Killen Adams

November 11, 1937September 15, 2022
Obituary of Nancy Killen Adams
Nancy Ann Killen Adams went to her eternal rest on Thursday, September 15, 2022. A graveside service for Nancy Ann Killen Adams, 84, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September, 21, 2022 at Elmwood Cemetery. A visitation reception for family and friends will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September, 21, 2022, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Nancy was born November 11, 1937, in Waco, Texas as the second child to Hazel Darnel Guay Killen and Autie Varner Killen. Growing up in Kilgore, Texas, Nancy attended Lon Morris Junior College and majored in Speech Therapy with a minor in Drama. She moved to Columbia, South Carolina after her marriage to Jim Price and the birth of her first son. Her love of drama was evident as she helped with costumes and direction at church and school plays and during the time she served as a docent at the Robert Mills House with the Columbia Historical Society. Nancy took pride in the raising and instruction of her children and creating a loving, structured home environment. Her family grew after her marriage to Ken Adams and now included six children with the blending of their families. Nancy was known as a good neighbor, church friend, co-worker and employee and was known for her kindness and going the extra mile and putting her unique and thoughtful spin on things. Even in tough times, she hand-crafted gifts and stretched meals and was a good steward of her resources. She honed her retail skills as the Elizabeth Arden rep with Macy’s in Columbia and received several thank you notes from customers for her excellent service, which is rare in the retail industry. In Murfreesboro, she expanded her retail skills and incorporated her love of vintage and antiques and managed an antique center until their move back to Columbia, SC. After their move to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Ken and Nancy continued to make friends in their church and neighborhood. Nancy especially enjoyed her New Comers group of friends and cherished their friendships even after her move back to Columbia, South Carolina. Their home was open to friends, family, neighbors and church friends and Nancy enjoyed sharing her gift of hospitality. She enjoyed travelling to all parts of our beautiful country with the IEEE conferences and was especially proud to host one year in Nashville TN. She used her creative skills to organize the spouse tours and make everyone feel welcome. She also enjoyed the beauty of the Smokey Mountains and looked forward to annual trips to the Pisgah Inn to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Nancy’s steadfast faith sustained her through her life’s troubles and hard times. She continued her in-depth study of scriptures and the Bible in each church she attended and cherished her quiet times with her Lord Jesus. She was a member of Shandon Baptist Church and enjoyed her small group fellowship. She treasured holidays and visits and times spent with her grand-children, nieces and nephews who called her Nana or G-Momma or Aunt Nancy and welcomed them into her home and heart. In her declining years, she was known for her sweet disposition and enjoyed the company of her caregivers, Darlene Baird, Emma Perry, Nicole Sanders, and Vivian Hampton. Her family is grateful for their hours of dedication and tender care. Nancy is pre-deceased by her parents and brother, Robert Varner Killen. Niece Marion Charlene Killen and Nephew Sean Timothy Killen. Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 53 years as well as her children, Scott and Robin Price of Columbia, Celeste and Eric Sherer of Ballentine, Chris Price of Reading, PA. Barbara Jeanne and Dennis Mitchell of Tampa, FL, Suzie Way of Lugoff, and Scott and Laura Adams of Elgin, SC. Grandchildren Anna and Jay Price, Ryan and Bobby Way, Brandon and McKinley Adams, Justin, Nicolas, Andy, and Patrick Sigman and seven Great-Grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, N Y 10018 EIN: 13-1866796 or the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777 New York, N Y 10163-4777 EIN: 13-4141945

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Gathering of Family and Friends

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Graveside Service